Merlend "Jake" Jacobson
Merlend W. "Jake" Jacobson, 92, died Sunday August 18, 2013 in Seal Beach, CA. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, August 26, 2013 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church followed by entombment at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Wildwood Mausoleum, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
He was born in 1921 in South Dakota and grew up in Sioux Falls. He married Lillian A. "Jill" on July 3, 1940 at Rock Rapids, IA. The couple moved to California where Jake began employment with Barbara Ann Bakeries which later was operated by Metz Baking Company. He retired after more than 30 years of service after which he and Jill returned to Sioux Falls. Together they operated the Camp America Campground in Salem, SD for many years. Jake was also a real estate developer and home builder. The couple later returned to California where they currently resided.
Survivors include his wife; 5 children, Jacquelynne McReynolds, Seal Beach, CA, Kathleen (Bill) Meierhoefer, Newport Beach, CA, Richard (Mary Susanne "Susie") Jacobson, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, John Jacobson, Newport Beach, CA, and Jeannine (Jeremy) Kuiper, Sioux Falls, SD; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Harvey, Sioux Falls, Olive Olsen, San Clemente, CA.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents; a great grandson, Cooper Schager; and seven siblings, Edwin, Howard, Donald, Ernie, Al, Bernice Jacobson, and Margaret Houck.www.georgeboom.com